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Formatting & Citations
The Librarians and writing tutors can help you format your paper and citations in MLA, APA, or Chicago Style format.
Use our Formatting & Citations Checklist to see what you have covered and what you need help with.
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Guides that Cover Multiple Styles
Research and Citation Resources (Purdue OWL)
Helpful overview of the processes of Conducting Research, and Using Research in writing your paper. Also provides links to guides describing how to use APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian styles. From the OWL at Purdue University.
Citing Sources (Duke U.)
Covers APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. Provides explanations on in-text citations and assembling your bibliography. From Duke University libraries.
Citation and Style Guides (Concordia U.)
This is a helpful collection of links describing how to cite print and electronic sources using APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago, and other styles. From Concordia University in Montreal.
Writing Guides/Annotated Bibliography
Writer's Reference Center
Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay. An in-depth grammar section defines grammatical terms and gives examples of use, while another section explores writing style. Writing resources teach users how best to revise their work, and the intuitive design allows users to find relevant information quickly through customizable searches and browsing.
Learn how to create an annotated bibliography. Note the links to additional "Example" and "Samples" pages in the left-hand menu. From the OWL at Purdue University.
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
Need help creating an annotated bibliography? This guide offers helpful tips. From Cornell University libraries.
These tools let you chose your citation style and source type, then you enter the information and they create a formatted citation for you.
NOTE: These can be very handy, but be sure to check your results for errors! Automation is not perfect!
Type your citation information and this site will display a citation formatted according to APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian format. Very useful--but not perfect! Check your results!. Access to this site is sometimes very slow or problematic.
BibMe: Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker
Developed by students at Carnegie Mellon Univ., BibMe can generate citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. Did you forget to note something you need for the citation? BibMe lets you search for your item online to complete the citation!
KnightCite Citation Service
If you like "Citation Machine," give this site a try! Choose your style (MLA, APA, or Chicago), select your source type, enter the information, and let it produce your citation. Be sure to check it for errors! Automation is not perfect!
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